With a physician's consent, we can change the strength of a medication, alter its form to make it easier for the patient to ingest, and we can add flavor to make it taste better. The medication form can also be changed. We are able to make sublingual troche or lozenges, a lollipop, or a transdermal gel. For those patients who are having a difficult time swallowing a capsule; a suspension can be made instead.
Animals can be very difficult to treat with medications but Veterinary Compounding can help overcome some of those common difficulties. A prescription can be made into a tasty treat that the pet will gladly take. We can also alter the strength of a medication so that it is appropriate for the pet's size.
Like their owners, animals are individuals and have their own special needs. They come in all different sizes and dispositions. Compounding can help overcome common and unique difficulties when it comes to administering a pet's medication. The resurgence of veterinary compounding in the last few years provides valuable benefits to today's pet owners.
USP and ASHP guidelines classify sterile compounding from non sterile ingredients as the highest risk category and recommend procedures take place in an ISO class clean room cabinet inside a class 10,000 clean room. At Alwan Pharmacy we work very hard to exceed these expectations. We rely upon specifically trained and experienced pharmacists in aseptic compounding for consistently accurate products.
To date we have compounded:
- Ophthalmic (eye) drops
As the elderly population grows, the need for compassionate hospice care becomes more and more relevant. At the heart of hospice care is the belief that each person has the right to die pain free and with dignity. Compounding offers options for unique drug combinations that can be prepared to allow patients to continue to live normally and comfortably. Since many hospice patients have trouble taking their medications, transdermal gels, flavored troches (placed between the cheek and gum), suppositories, oral suspensions or even lollipops are some of the many alternatives to traditional dosage forms. Relief can be tailored to a patient's specific needs.